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Assembled Set of Miniature "Shakespeare's Works,"

Auction:
3191T
Lot:
1135
Sold for:
$98$80

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3191T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 12, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Assembled Set of Miniature "Shakespeare's Works," Knickerbocker Novelty Company, New York, comprising twenty-three individual books, containing "carefully edited and compared with the best texts" versions of Shakespeare's dramatic works, including The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Othello, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and others, in a pebbled leather-covered paperboard box, each book 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.

Note: Jared Bowen writes, "In these turbulent times, we would all do well to have the poetry and wisdom of William Shakespeare at our fingertips. These smart little editions allow us to go one step further and keep them handily in our breast pocket. Let Shakespeare be your guide and 'to thine own self be true.'"
Estimate $50-75

some duplicates mean that the total number of plays represented is seventeen, box is poor condition with top separated and leather peeling off, books intact with wear.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

merchant of venice, Jared Bowen, Culture, Literature, Macbeth, Monarchy, Regicides, William Shakespeare

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